Pictures: Sharon Jordan
AN end came to a small slice of Bulli’s history earlier this week with the demolition of the former Dairy Farmers’ Co-operative distributing depot.
The 66-year-old distribution depot has sat derelict for decades at the corner of what is today Wilkies and Geraghty Streets, Bulli.
Older residents would remember the once busy distribution depot, located off Sturdee Avenue, on the road to the former Cookson Plibrico refactory. The refactory closed in 2013, and relocated to Port Kembla.
The Dairy Farmers’ depot was built at a cost of £5,000 in 1954, and was the distribution centre from where milk and other diary products were transported by truck to local supermarkets and grocery stores. The depot operated for over 30 years until its closure.
Early this week the bulldozers moved in, flattening the derelict building.
Anglicare, owners of the site, are planning a residential, retirement village, and nursing home development on the 8.1-hectare property.
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